Latest Tribunal Decision in the “gig economy”

In the latest Tribunal case dealing with the long-running saga concerning employment status in the “gig economy”, the Leeds Employment Tribunal has ruled that a group of Hermes couriers are workers, rather than independent contractors. The case was brought by…

Football and domestic violence

While everyone in the country is rooting for a win in tonight’s World Cup semi-final, for some, a loss will mean more than the loss of a mid-week excuse to hit the pub. Recent statistics have shown that when England…

Extension of Effective Date of Termination

In the case of Lancaster and Duke Limited v Wileman, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether the effective date of termination (EDT) should be extended by the statutory minimum notice period for the purpose of calculating an employee’s length…

New report warns of looming incapacity crisis

A new report from SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and independent think tank, Centre for Future Studies, reveals the UK is leaving medical and care preferences to chance. The report looks at the ever-increasing number of people living with dementia…

Contractor insolvency – an Employer’s viewpoint

The construction industry depends on regular cash flow and the financial disaster of contractor insolvency can derail an entire construction project. Here we consider the measures an employer may take to protect itself from a contractor becoming insolvent during or…

Civil partnerships for heterosexual couples

A heterosexual couple have recently won a landmark legal right to enter into a civil partnership as an alternative to getting married. Civil partnerships were introduced in 2005 in order to provide same-sex couples with the same legal protection and…

Latest Case on the “Gig Economy”

In the latest case in the gig economy, the Supreme Court has ruled that a heating engineer, working for Pimlico Plumbers, was a worker and not self-employed. Mr Gary Smith worked for Pimlico Plumbers as a plumber and heating engineer.…